WEBSTER COUNTY, KY (7/25/12) – The following is your weekly update of law enforcement activity in and around the Webster County area.
Providence Police Chief Brent McDowell reported the following arrests:
Tues., July 24, 9:00 a.m.
•Rebecca Hill, 35, Providence, was arrested on July 16 on charges of fourth degree assault and third degree terroristic threatening.
•Kenneth Sellers, 30, Madisonville, was arrested on July 16 on a Hopkins County bench warrant.
•Ali Wing, 19, Henderson, was arrested on July 17 on charges of careless driving, second degree wanton endangerment, and trafficking in marijuana (less than eight ounces).
•Troy Bowling, 38, Providence, was arrested on July 18 on charges of harassment.
•Kelly Reynolds, 25, Providence, was cited to court on July 20 on charges of operating a motor vehicle on a suspended operator’s license.
•Joseph Poe, 24, Providence, was arrested on July 21 on charges of first degree wanton endangerment, first degree fleeing or evading police, speeding 26 miles per hour above the posted limit, and careless driving.
•Ameshia Woolfolk, 25, Providence, was arrested on July 22 on charges of fourth degree assault.
All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Webster County Sheriff Frankie Springfield reported the following accidents:
Thurs., July 12, 1:05 p.m.
An accident occurred on Washington St. in Sebree. According to Webster County Deputy Donald Jones, Joyce Stillwell, 62, Sebree, was driving east on Washington St. when apparently was forced off the highway by “a white car that was hogging the road.” Authorities said Stillwell swerved to the right to avoid a collision with the oncoming car and struck a concrete curb. No injuries were reported. Stillwell’s 2009 Chevrolet Malibu sustained minor to moderate damage.
Sat., July 14, 12:47 p.m.
An accident occurred on U.S. Hwy. 41 in Sebree. According to Webster County Deputy Scott Starkey, Roberto Castro, 40, Bowling Green, was turning onto a public parking lot when he was apparently hit from behind by Mateo Alvarez, 26, Sebree. The collision pushed the two cars into a third vehicle belonging to Vaughn Brummer, 38, Madisonville, as he was leaving the parking lot. A passenger in Alvarez’s car, Mohemi Velasquez, 26, Sebree, was taken by ambulance to Methodist Hospital in Henderson for treatment of injuries. No other injuries were reported. Castro’s 2002 Toyota Tacoma sustained minor damage. Alvarez’s 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS sustained minor to moderate damage. Brummer’s 2004 Toyota Sienna LE sustained minor damage. Sebree Fire Dept. assisted at the scene.
Sun., July 15, 2:58 p.m.
An accident occurred on U.S. Hwy. 41-A, three miles south of Poole. According to Webster County Deputy Scott Starkey, Patricia Russelburg, 48, Dixon, was driving along U.S. 41-A when she apparently lost consciousness and ran off the road. Authorities said Russelburg’s 2011 Chevrolet Silverado continued through a fence around the Webster County Water District cache building. No injuries were reported. Silverburg’s truck sustained minor to moderate damage.
Thurs., July 19, 2:16 p.m.
An accident occurred on Ky. Hwy. 138, seven miles west of Slaughters. According to Webster County Deputy Donald Jones, Daniel Hanor, 17, Dixon, was driving east on Ky. 138 when his 1992 Ford Ranger apparently “dropped off the right shoulder” of the road. Authorities said Hanor then overcorrected and crossed the road. His truck continued off the highway, struck an earth embankment, and entered a skid before coming to final rest. Hanor and a passenger, Mason Nelson, 17, were taken by private vehicle to Regional Medical Center in Madisonville for treatment.
Webster County Circuit Court
The following court cases were presented recently in Webster County Circuit Court:
•Webster County Circuit Court Judge Rene´ Williams granted shock probation to Troy Melton on July 9.
•Brian Laughary, 26, pleaded guilty on July 10 to convicted felon in possession of a firearm, a class D felony; receiving stolen property less than $500, a class A misdemeanor; receiving stolen property less than $10,000, a class D felony; five counts of third degree burglary by complicity, a class D felony; and possession of burglary tools by complicity, a class A misdemeanor. (The charges stemmed from two separate court cases.) On July 11, Judge Williams sentenced Laughary to a total of six years in prison and ordered him to pay court costs.
•Andrew Hill, 47, pleaded guilty on May 3 to charges of failure to comply with sex offender registration, a class D felony; possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor; and use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor. On July 10, Judge Williams sentenced Hill to one year in prison and ordered him to pay court costs.
•Amanda Robinson was placed on two years’ probation on charges of facilitation second degree trafficking in a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. On July 10, Judge Williams ordered Robinson to pay restitution.
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